February 25, 2010
Texas is one of the states with the most twisters reported each year. They pack a punch as residents in the Panhandle found out 40 years ago. That's when a tornado in Lubbock struck.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of one of the most destructive tornadoes to ever touch down in the state of Texas.
"Twenty-six lives were lost and it was quite devastating to our city. We basically had to rebuild our central business district," Texas Tech Debris Impact Lab spokesperson Larry Tanner said. "That's what inspired the Wind Center."